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Calendar Capitals
Capitalize Days and Months

Prerequisite Skill

None Assigned

Materials and Preparation

  • Guided Practice Worksheet: Capitalize Days and Months 

  • Independent Practice Worksheet: Capitalize Days and Months

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to correctly capitalize the names of days and months in sentences.

Introduction (5 minutes)

Begin by discussing the importance of proper capitalization in writing. Emphasize that days and months are special nouns that require capitalization.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)

Learn with an example question: Provide a sample sentence with capitalization mistakes: "On monday that will go to the beach." Another example: "My birthday is in july." Key Idea: Emphasize the rule to capitalize the names of months and days of the week. Present sentences for correction: "I have swim lessons on Tuesday. School ends on June 15." Solution: Correct the sentences: "Capitalize Monday and July. They are the names of days and months." "On Monday and will go to the beach." "My birthday is in July.

Guided Practice (5 minutes)

Distribute the guided practice worksheet, "Capitalize Days and Months." Students will work in pairs or groups to identify and circle capitalization mistakes.

Independent Practice (10 minutes)

Provide the independent practice worksheet, "Capitalize Days and Months," for individual completion by students.

Differentiation

Support

Offer additional support for struggling students through one-on-one assistance or peer collaboration.

Extension

Challenge students by asking them to create their own sentences with correctly capitalized days and months.

Assessment (5 minutes)

Assess student understanding through the completed worksheets, exit tickets, and observation during practice activities.

Review and closing (5 minutes)

Summarize the importance of proper capitalization and encourage students to apply this skill in their writing.

Misconceptions

Clarify any confusion students may have about when to capitalize days and months. Reinforce the idea that they are proper nouns.

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